Thursday, April 28, 2016

Animals and Other Stories

Cai Guo-Qiang and volunteers rushing in to put out flames from ignition of gunpowder drawing Sentinels of the Enchanted Valley, Galpón de la Boca, Buenos Aires, 2014. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.
Cai Guo-Qiang and volunteers rushing in to put out flames from ignition of gunpowder drawingSentinels of the Enchanted Valley, Galpón de la Boca, Buenos Aires, 2014. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Sentinels of the Enchanted Valley, gunpowder on paper, 300 x 1600 cm. Exhibition view at Fundación Proa. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.
Sentinels of the Enchanted Valley, gunpowder on paper, 300 x 1600 cm. Exhibition view at Fundación Proa. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Cai Guo-Qiang, more



Pierre Huyghe, 


Pieter Hugo, Hyenaspieter hugo, mallam galadima ahmadu with jamis, nigeria, 2005, c-print 

Brothers Quay. more here  and here

Carrie Mae Weems, Kitchen Table Series, 1990

today's generation
kara Walker, Slavery! Slavery! 1997, Brooklyn Art Museummore info here

“I find that I am rewriting History, trying to make it resemble me, Kara (and me, negress) but doing it in little bits and pieces. It’s a monomaniacal undertaking, but there is a lot of (white, patriarchal) damage to undo. I mean that’s the only way history is written anyway, in little pieces. I would have preferred to make up my own Mythology and make it stick as effectively as those ante- and post-bellum characters have in the collective unconscious, or to make up stories as influential as the American Revolution and its heroes and ideals. But alas, I’ve got only myself, the Penny Empire of me to work with, so that’s what I do.”

Kara Walker, “Kara Walker,” interview by Ali Subotnick, Make, 92 (Special Edition 2002): 25-27.




“The End of Uncle Tom and the Grand Allegorical Tableau of Eva in Heaven", from Slavery, Slavery, Kara Walker, 1997



Kara Walker, Subtlety, or, the Marvelous Sugar Baby, 2014


Kara Walker - A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant




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Janine Antoni, Gnaw, 1992

Janine Antoni, Butterfly Kisses, 1996

Janine Antoni, 

 
Pieter Hugo, from The Hyena and Other Men, lots more here

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